Erica Rebinski Going To Governors School Of Arts This Summer

Marlinton, WV – Pocahontas County High School Sophomore Erica Rebinski has more to look forward to this summer than just spending time with friends and family while on break from school. In late June through mid July, she’ll spend three weeks immersed in intensive vocal training at the Governor’s School for the Arts at West Liberty University. Rebinski, who had to sing both an operatic and a classical piece of music for her audition, says she’s thrilled about the opportunity.

The Governors School for the Arts is one of three honors academies held each summer. The GSA was initiated through the efforts of former First Lady of West Virginia, Maestra Rachal Worby, and initially sponsored by former WV Governor Gaston Caperton. During the three week course the vocal classes will be lead by Dr. Linda Cowan, a private vocal teacher at West Liberty University.

Rebinski has already had a taste of performing before a large crowd, having sung the National Anthem at the Boys Basketball Championship in Charleston earlier this year. Rebinski is looking forward to furthering her lifelong love of singing when she goes to college, but is not set on a particular school as yet. In the meantime, she’s also taking as many other arts classes as she can.

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